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An explanatory pronouncing dictionary of the French language, (in French and English); wherein the exact sound and articulation of every syllable are distinctly marked (according to the method adopted by Mr. Walker, in his pronouncing dictionary). To which are prefixed, the principles of French pronunciation; prefatory directions for using the spelling representative of every sound; and the conjugation of the verbs, regular, irregular, and defective, with their true pronunciation. By l'abbé Tardy, ... A new edition, revised.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and W. Clarke, 1817.
40, [320] p. ; 15.7 cm. (12º)

Printed by H. Bryer (title-page verso). First published in 1799. Text printed in two columns. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. John Walker's Critical pronouncing dictionary was first published in 1791 (1802 ed., q.v.).

Copy Notes Some ink annotations to the table on the conjugation of auxiliary verbs on pp. 23--26, probably in Soane's hand. Soane continued his study of French well into his later life.

Binding C19th tree sheep, gilt-ruled spine, without label or lettering.

Reference Number 1238


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